Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Scheduled for UFC Fight Night Connecticut

July 9, 2014
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01 Overeem vs Lesnar UFC 141_9649A heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night Connecticut on Sept. 5, officials confirmed on Wednesday evening.

The bout is added to the developing Fight Night card, which takes place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The fight was first reported by

Overeem (37-13, 1 NC) will come into the bout after returning to the win column in his last outing. Against Frank Mir, Overeem went three rounds and won a unanimous decision, stopping a two-fight losing streak at UFC 169 last February.

Rothwell (33-9) last fought at UFC 164 in August 2013, earning a technical knockout of Brandon Vera. Following the bout, the winning fighter revealed that he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and was suspended nine months by the UFC. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional services, which oversaw the event, gave Rothwell an administrative warning.

UFC Fight Night Connecticut recently added other fights to the card, which includes a middleweight tilt between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

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  • jimmy777

    Rothwell may take it!

  • bajafox

    Overeem still dodging Jr

  • Anthony Lopez

    Gonna be an awesome fight

  • Wow if it was 2006

    Good fight maybe ten years ago who wants to see glass joe overseem -vs- hasben rothwell? Talk about must miss tv

  • Dragon Kid

    Overeem will demolish Big Ben.

    • Dragon Kid

      You’re an idiot.

  • I thought these guys retired?

    My goodness how far analreem had fallen went to fighting in frount of 80,000 n tens of millions watching on ppv to fighting in frount of 80 ppl in ten watching on fight night. There’s only 1 fight I want to see analreem in that’s jds retiring him

  • uncle

    I want to see Rothwell’s berzerko KO dance

  • Smell It and Lick It

    Booooriiiiiing, the UFC is boooooriiiiiing and MMA fans are retards.

    • #1mmafan.

      And you are a giant DBAG! Go hangout on Oprahs website.

  • shakejunt

    let’s just hope someone goes to sleep